Every time civil unrest arises in a nation, law enforcement emerges more strengthened and consolidated. However, 2019 is seemingly becoming the year of ‘prevention before cure’ for police professionals worldwide. To ensure the highest standards of public safety and security, law enforcement agencies are making proactive use of technology and directing attention toward establishing more transparency.
To begin with, social media is becoming greatly instrumental for the police force as it is fueling quicker dissemination of information, community, and adding sophistication to the rescue and rehabilitation. On the other hand, the use of technological tools like GPS applications and on-body cameras are proving useful in surveillance.
As these changes queue up to grace the market, the law enforcement space is also witnessing one of the most significant trends—predictive policing. Using data analytics tools and techniques, police officers are trying to identify potential criminal activity beforehand. This fresh approach is bringing about a fundamental shift in the law enforcement department from ‘reactive policing’ to ‘proactive policing.’
Alongside, robotics is being deployed to locate armed objects, ensure the absence of any hostage, and keep track of the conversation in obscured locations. That being said, technologies like drones installed with helicams is helping the police department stay abreast at the forefront of the crime scene and intelligently divert further disruption from occurring.
Amid these trends that are accelerating the law enforcement towards a better tomorrow, Govt CIO Outlook has compiled a list of top 10 law enforcement solution providers. Through our cover story, featuring Norton LifeLock, we bring to you a Tempe-based company that boasts a comprehensive suite of innovative offerings encompassing consumer cybersecurity, identity threat detection, proactive identity theft alerts, and comprehensive remediation services. We are also glad to feature Precision Digital Forensics (PDFI). A leading digital evidence management firm, PDFI helps police officials find pieces of digital evidence by ‘thinking outside the box.’ Another featured company is Global Public Safety, which is delivering trade-compliant solutions and services using a combination of GSA Schedule, BPAs, GWACs, IDIQs, state contracts, competitive bidding, purchase cards, and open market sales.
With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up their sleeves, these companies are constantly proving their mettle in the field of data law enforcement. We hope this edition of Govt CIO Outlook helps you build partnerships that you and your firm require in order to foster newer possibilities.
We present to you Govt CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Law Enforcement Solution Providers – 2019.”